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February 20, 2013

Facebook feedback rolls in regarding Marine recruiting officers at Green Tree Mall

Military, mall officials say they want to move forward with a positive relationship

CLARKSVILLE — An encounter between Green Tree Mall security and U.S. Marine Corps recruiting officers that took place around the first of the year set the social media website Facebook abuzz in recent days.

While no one has been able to determine the exact date of the occurrence, in late December or early January, mall security approached two to three Marines in the food court to inform them they had violated the facility’s no-solicitation policy, according to marketing and public affairs representative Sgt. Daniel Angel.

Angel said the recruiting officers were speaking with several potential applicants in the dining center, but he wasn’t sure if the Marines approached the applicants, or vice-versa. 

Green Tree Mall Marketing Manager Heather Edge said she was not aware that the exchange took place until Tuesday, Feb. 19, about the time the topic took off on the mall’s ShopGreen TreeMall Facebook page, where several people posted their outrage at the idea that the mall would ask servicemen to leave the building.

“The stuff on Facebook is not true,” said Edge, who called the controversy “a huge misunderstanding.”

Edge said no recruiting officers were asked to leave the facility. She said that military recruitment officers are welcome in the mall, but are required to conduct recruitment in a structured manner.

“We do ask that they coordinate through the mall management office,” Edge said.

Green Tree Mall added its own comment to the conversation on Facebook.

“Green Tree Mall fully supports all military, active and retired, and welcome them as guests to our property anytime. We are working with our local recruiting office on opportunities to recruit future military personnel,” read a comment posted about noon.

Green Tree Mall Senior Property Manager Helen Bryant reinforced Edge’s claim that the allegations on Facebook are untrue. She also said the Marine recruiters were not asked to leave the premises.

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